Senior Underwriter

Location Name NJ, Hamilton Square
Date Posted
2 months ago(1/14/2021 4:00 PM)
Berkley Accident & Health
Primary Location
US-NJ-Hamilton Square

Company Details



Berkley Accident and Health is a member company of W. R. Berkley Corporation, a Fortune 500® company. Berkley Accident and Health provides an innovative portfolio of accident and health insurance products. It offers four categories of products: Employer Stop Loss, Group Captives, Managed Care (including HMO Reinsurance and Provider Excess), and Specialty Accident.

Berkley Accident and Health’s two primary office locations are Marlborough, MA and Hamilton Square, NJ, and the company underwrites Stop Loss coverage through Berkley Life and Health Insurance Company, rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best. For more information, please visit


The Senior Underwriter will seek profitable growth of the company’s portfolio of stop loss business by analyzing and selecting risks based on qualified underwriting criteria that adhere to the company’s established underwriting guidelines. This position will work cross-functionally with clinical, actuarial, claims and distribution to carry through new and renewal business strategies in a professional and thoughtful manner.  This role is an individual contributor role, working under the supervision of the Underwriting Manager and/or AVP, Underwriting. In this capacity, the Senior Underwriter will manage his/her workload with a sense of urgency around quote deadlines and production targets. This role will require proactive collaboration with underwriting management to review more complex cases requiring a higher degree of underwriting authority.  Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Write and retain profitable stop loss cases adhering to the company’s guidelines and within assigned letter of authority.
  • Work collaboratively with clinical underwriting staff to ensure adequate risk premium is established based on known, ongoing claimants.
  • Develop and maintain successful relationships with target production sources within assigned programs, as well as with BAH Sales and Account Management.
  • Accurately document underwriting thought process and authority reviews through company journal and filing system.


  • An understanding of stop loss market dynamics, risk management strategies, and a strong desire to stay ahead of emerging risks in the market. Prior experience working with employer stop loss captives preferred.
  • Confidence and a developed skillset in the areas of math, communication and negotiation.
  • Strong time management skills and self-discipline to effectively manage a large case load volume during peak production cycles.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Experience with David Young System (preferred)
  • Bachelor’s Degree and 5+ years of progressive Stop Loss Underwriting experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must exhibit professional behavior at all times while representing or being identified as an employee of the company
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with all operational areas, management and staff to further the company’s mission
  • Strong consulting and interpersonal skills with an ability to interact with brokers, clients and service vendors.


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